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Allosauridae (allosaurid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda - Allosauridae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Allosauridae Marsh
1879Allosauridae Marsh p. 89
1881Allosauridae Marsh
1933Allosauridae Huene p. 68
1934Allosauridae Stromer p. 80
1946Allosauridae Kuhn p. 65
1948Allosauridae Huene p. 90
1959Allosauridae Huene p. 121
1969Allosauridae Colbert and Russell p. 45
1977Allosauridae Galton p. 230
1983Allosauridae Barsbold p. 95
1984Allosauridae Russell p. 28
1984Allosauridae Thulborn p. 133
1986Allosauridae Bakker p. 460
1986Allosauridae Bonaparte
1988Allosauridae Carroll
1988Allosauridae Paul p. 302
1989Allosauridae Kurzanov p. 4
1990Allosauridae Bonaparte et al. p. 40
1990Allosauridae Molnar et al. p. 189
1992Allosauridae Dong p. 164
1994Allosauridae Currie and Zhao p. 2038
1994Allosauridae Holtz, Jr.
1994Allosauridae Sereno et al. p. 268 fig. 3
1996Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. p. 42A
1996Allosauridae Hutt et al. p. 638
1997Allosauridae Hutchinson and Padian p. 96
1997Allosauridae Padian and Hutchinson p. 6
1998Allosauridae Sereno p. 64
2000Allosauridae Currie and Carpenter p. 210
2000Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. p. 21 fig. 5
2004Allosauridae Holtz, Jr. et al. p. 74
2006Allosauridae Chure et al. p. 236
2006Allosauridae Coria and Currie p. 108 fig. 35
2006Allosauridae Mateus et al. p. 127
2007Allosauridae Malafaia et al. p. 258
2012Allosauridae Carrano et al. p. 248 fig. 7

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
RankNameAuthor
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
Dinosauromorpha
Dinosauriformes
Dinosauria()
Saurischia()
Theropoda()
Neotheropoda
AverostraPaul 2002
Tetanurae
orderAvetheropoda
superfamilyAllosauroidea
Allosauria()
familyAllosauridae
familyAllosauridae

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
F. v. Huene 1948Large preorbit and small propreorbit; narrow infratemporal fossa; boss on prefrontal; 9 short opisthocoelous cervicals; pleurocoela in the presacrals; dermal excrescences on dorsal neural spines; from middle of tail backwards no postzygapophyses; 2 small processes in front of haemapophysial facet; manus with three fingers; in foot 3 large middle toes. Upper Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous.
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: hydroxyapatiteo
Entire body: yeso
Adult length: 10 to < 100o
Adult width: 1.0 to < 10o
Adult height: 1.0 to < 10o
Maximum body mass: 3000 kgg
Minimum body mass: 1000 kgg
Architecture: compact or denseo
Ontogeny: accretion, modification of partso
Grouping: solitaryo
Environment: terrestrialo
Locomotion: actively mobileo
Life habit: ground dwellingo
Diet: carnivoreo
Reproduction: oviparouso
Dispersal: direct/internalo
Dispersal 2: mobileo
Created: 2004-12-14 12:50:08
Modified: 2004-12-14 14:50:08
Source: g = genus, o = order
References: Kiessling 2004, Peczkis 1995, Marsh 1875

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Bajocian to the top of the Early/Lower Turonian or 171.60000 to 89.30000 Ma

Collections (119 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Bajocian - Early/Lower Bathonian171.6 - 164.7Mexico (Oaxaca) Carnosauria indet. (36267)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3Taiwan (Tarapaca) Allosauridae indet. (170681)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Allosaurus sp. (62561)
Middle Oxfordian - Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Switzerland (Baselland) Megalosaurus sp. (55219)
Late/Upper Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian161.2 - 152.1USA (New Mexico) Allosaurus sp. (84308)
Late/Upper Oxfordian - Early/Lower Kimmeridgian161.2 - 150.8USA (Wyoming) Allosaurus jimmadsoni (126540)
Late/Upper Oxfordian - Late/Upper Kimmeridgian161.2 - 150.8Portugal (Estremdura) Allosaurus fragilis (38680)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1USA (New Mexico) Allosaurus sp. (38871)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1USA (Colorado) Allosaurus sp. (38883 48160 48172 56590 154924 154925)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1USA (Utah) Allosaurus sp. (57913 193250) Antrodemus sp. (46439)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1USA (Wyoming) Allosauridae indet. (38884) Allosaurus fragilis (46468 49577) Allosaurus sp. (46460 46462 46465 57903 58510 176983 176985)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1Portugal (Estremadura) Allosaurus europaeus (138442)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1USA (Montana) Allosaurus sp. (49624)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (New Mexico) Allosauridae indet. (22717) Allosaurus sp. (36265 57910 119021 188395)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (South Dakota) Allosaurus sp. (49631) Theropoda indet. (36268 57905)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Allosauridae indet. (55320) Allosaurus ferox (39371) Allosaurus fragilis (48837 58509) Allosaurus fragilis, Creosaurus atrox, Antrodemus valens (13214) Allosaurus lucaris (39340) Allosaurus sp. (39253 39347 49627 49628 49636 55330 55487 57894 58507 73998 74000 192707) Antrodemus sp. (12816) Antrodemus sp., Allosaurus fragilis (39370) Antrodemus sp., Camptonotus amplus (39337) Antrodemus valens (39338 39342 39373 39374) Creosaurus atrox (13212) Creosaurus atrox, Allosaurus sp. (22648)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Allosaurus fragilis (48162 70026 184627) Allosaurus fragilis, Labrosaurus ferox (28366) Allosaurus sp. (11611 13341 25141 28382 39375 39377 49622 56586 56684 70027 70028 177496 192455) Epanterias amplexus (70029) Laelaps trihedrodon (48127 48128) Poicilopleuron valens (52872) Theropoda indet. (48124)
Kimmeridgian - Tithonian157.3 - 145.0USA (Utah) Allosaurus fragilis (58516) Allosaurus sp. (22711 49614 49626 58514 58551) Antrodemus sp. (47196 192428) Megalosaurus sp. (49595)
Early/Lower Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen) Allosaurus sp. (182492)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8USA (Wyoming) Allosaurus sp. (22650)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Early/Lower Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Allosaurus fragilis (45975)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (Oklahoma) Allosaurus sp. (49596 49597) Saurophagus maximus, Saurophaganax maximus (49338)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Allosaurus sp. (22678)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Allosaurus sp. (70031)
Late/Upper Kimmeridgian - Tithonian155.7 - 145.0USA (New Mexico) Allosaurus fragilis (68099)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0Portugal (Lisboa) Allosaurus fragilis (49248)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0USA (South Dakota) Allosaurus sp. (49630)
Tithonian152.1 - 145.0USA (Colorado) Allosaurus sp. (164830) Epanterias amplexus (48129)
Tithonian - Early/Lower Berriasian152.1 - 140.2Spain (Aragón) Theropoda indet. (68019)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0USA (Wyoming) Allosaurus sp. (55482 56654)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0USA (Utah) Allosaurus sp. (21852)
Middle Tithonian - Early/Lower Berriasian150.8 - 140.2Spain (Teruel) Allosauridae indet. (85291)
Early/Lower Berriasian145.0 - 140.2France (Rhone-Alpes) Allosaurus sp. (166079)
Late/Upper Berriasian145.0 - 140.2Germany (Niedersachsen) Allosauridae indet. (53916)
Berriasian145.0 - 139.8France (Rhone-Alpes) Allosaurus sp. (166080)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Spain (Aragón) Megalosauridae indet. (68504)
Late/Upper Cenomanian - Early/Lower Turonian99.6 - 89.3Japan (Kumamoto) Allosaurus sp. (182216 182217)